Vintage and Modern furniture

V&M, for Vintage and Modern, is in a high class of online shopping. Established in 2006, if you’re cuckoo for pieces like these, you’ve likely already stumbled on the site. If not, here’s some pretty (eek, sorta pricey!) things to see:
Categories: antiques, furniture, vintage

In Lieu of Messy Dyes, Try The Paperbag Egg

It’s a nifty idea, the paperbag Easter egg. A nice deviation from the hardboiled norm. This blog, You Are My Fave, has a neat post on how to change it up a bit this Sunday. Using just paper grocery bags, scissors, sewing machine (or double-sided tape), you can make little customized egg-shaped pouches full of […]
Categories: Fun for the home

‘Mad Men’-y stuff on Etsy

Are you watching “Mad Men”? I’m watching, from the edge of my couch. Eye candy is a big pleasure element of “Mad Men” — Joanie totally inspired me to change the way I do my makeup — and though last night we saw Betty ballooned to plus-size(ish) proportions, her pretty features seemed strangely enhanced by […]
Categories: Fun for the home

The Wonderful World of (Very Expensive) Playhouses

Now that it’s (more or less) getting warmer outside, the kids’ cabin fever (and yours) is getting a little alleviation, and thank gosh. If you have a tree- or playhouse, now’s the time to go in and sweep out all the winter leaves and mice and anything else that hibernates in those noninsulated outdoor spaces. […]
Categories: Fun for the home

Lamp Lusciousness

First saw these on Decor8, a fabulous design blog you should bookmark yesterday…seriously. They’re made by Young & Battaglia for Mineheart. Evocative of childhood rocking horses, this lamp would look terrific on just about any side table. It’s made in England by traditional wood turners and lampshade makers, and is available in a table model and […]

Yes! Your Laundry-Room Makeover

I was thinking recently about that weird, damp dust-lint stuff that shows up on your washing machine and on the top of the dryer. It’s like a detergenty soot, a softly sticky gum that gets all over the bottles and boxes of dryer sheets. It builds up around the rim of the washer, under that […]
Categories: Fun for the home

Duvet Dreams

I came across this design blog, DENY Designs, that’s pretty alternative, and super neat. (Check out this interesting-but-probably-impossible 3-D screw-art portrait idea.) Duvets are funny things. They’re one of those domestic necessities that totally stumped me when I was leaving college and Becoming A Woman. At first I couldn’t believe how EXPENSIVE they were! How […]
Categories: Fun for the home

Top Three Thursdays

Sorry I’ve been MIA. It’s not that I don’t want to blog. It’s that my job is too busy and by the time I find a moment to breathe and think about cool items to show you from the web, the day is over and/or my brain is completely fried. I’ve now got a partner […]